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Hesitation Blues 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Alan Watts & Kent Benesch, August 1980
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 10, 2006
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This was a sketchy little thing before the addition of two bolts a while back. Just across the small alcove from Double Trouble sits this face/finger crack.
Climb straight up past two bolts to a move right around a small bulge.
Up the crack to a ledge with an anchor.
Watch out for loose block below the ledge.


small alcove as Double Trouble


nuts and cams to 1.5"

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By mark d
Mar 11, 2006

great climb

By David Tvedt
Apr 11, 2006

I led this route back around 1993 and then it had one pin and no bolts. I remember it having groundfall potential when I was a ways up and there was only one pin and marginal gear below me. I understand it originally had two pins and whoever added the two bolts apparently only replaced these original pins sites with bolts. A good route, and I haven't been on it again. I need to get back on it!

By bryans
Jun 19, 2006

takes great pro, just don't take too long to place it.

By ferrells
From: Minneapolis, MN
Dec 10, 2009

Apart from the bolts, I think this has a similar feel to a lot of Minnesota trad routes - you only need to place a few pieces and do a few moves to get to the top, so it shows its difficulty without delay.